England tour of New Zealand, 2007/08 / Commentary

England in New Zealand Test Series - 2nd Test

New Zealand v England

England won by 126 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

0.6

Martin to Vaughan, 1 run, too straight, whipped off his hip and Vaughan's off the mark

England 2/0   MP Vaughan 1* (1b)

1.1

Mills to Vaughan, no run, ooh and immediately he passes Vaughan's outside edge with a decent away swinger, drawing Vaughan into a pokey forward waft

1.2

Mills to Vaughan, 1 run, fuller this time and Vaughan more confidently nudges it out to cover and shouts "yeah" to call Cook through for a single. Very well run. Cover was having a doze.

England 3/0   MP Vaughan 2* (3b)

2.1

Martin to Vaughan, 2 runs, a pleasingly elegant drive through the off side and Vaughan's running between the wickets is also sharp this morning

2.2

Martin to Vaughan, no run, better and quicker ball just outside the off stump (85mph). Vaughan's on the back foot and defending

2.3

Martin to Vaughan, 2 runs, a stray down the leg side - again, good pace but Vaughan tucks it off his hip behind square

2.4

Martin to Vaughan, no run, a little wide of the off stump and easily left alone outside off

2.5

Martin to Vaughan, 1 leg bye, down the leg side and easily nudged around the corner

England 8/0   MP Vaughan 6* (8b)

4.1

Martin to Vaughan, FOUR, England's first boundary as Vaughan reaches for this wideish delivery, looking to drive this through the covers before opening the face to run it past gully for four. In full control of that

4.2

Martin to Vaughan, no run, oh lovely shot for no run. A neat punch off the back foot

4.3

Martin to Vaughan, no run, that's a cracker - the first of the morning. A real brute which cuts back markedly on Vaughan who came forward, the ball bisecting bat and pad and bouncing prodigiously on him too

4.4

Martin to Vaughan, no run, nudged to the leg side

4.5

Martin to Vaughan, no run, Martin tests Vaughan with a quickish bouncer, though it's too short and ignored

4.6

Martin to Vaughan, no run, just short of a length, Vaughan turns this to leg off the back foot

England 15/0   MP Vaughan 10* (14b 1x4)

6.1

Martin to Vaughan, no run, ignored outside off

6.2

Martin to Vaughan, no run, on middle stump, firmly prodded to midwicket

6.3

Martin to Vaughan, no run, left alone outside off

6.4

Martin to Vaughan, no run, excellent line and length. Punched back to the bowler

6.5

Martin to Vaughan, no run, well, too wide really. A waste, and Vaughan isn't tempted

6.6

Martin to Vaughan, FOUR, ah, shot! Down on one knee, Vaughan square-drives this for four. Wonderful timing

England 21/0   MP Vaughan 14* (20b 2x4)

8.1

Martin to Vaughan, no run, just short of a length, it cuts back into the right hander and Vaughan stands tall to defend

8.2

Martin to Vaughan, 1 run, clumpily driven to Vettori - oh ho! A splendid, comical mishap for us all to laugh at and enjoy, as the ball hits the footmarks and they get a run

8.4

Martin to Vaughan, no run, left alone outside off

8.5

Martin to Vaughan, no run, elegantly driven square of the wicket to point. A fine looking shot again from Vaughan though

8.6

Martin to Vaughan, no run, down the leg side. Someone in the slips or possibly Martin himself half-roars an unlikely appeal

England 31/0   MP Vaughan 15* (25b 2x4)

9.2

Mills to Vaughan, no run, ignored outside off. Absolutely no movement there

9.3

Mills to Vaughan, no run, pitches this just outside the off stump. Vaughan's back in his crease and defends like a master

9.4

Mills to Vaughan, no run, ooh beaten with a beauty which cuts away from a meek, feeble forward defensive push by Vaughan

9.5

Mills to Vaughan, no run, beaten once more. Good, nagging length which draws Vaughan into another poke. Vaughan pulled his bat inside the line but...he's fooling no one.

9.6

Mills to Vaughan, no run, firmly behind it this time

England 32/0   MP Vaughan 15* (30b 2x4)

12.1

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, swinging into the right hander who punches it back to the bowler

12.2

Gillespie to Vaughan, 1 run, squeezes this out on the front foot to point. A good length delivery from Gillespie - he won't mind Vaughan squeezing him on the front foot

12.5

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, left alone - too wide

12.6

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, better ball from Gillespie, swinging into the off stump and Vaughan digs it out

England 37/0   MP Vaughan 16* (34b 2x4)

13.3

Mills to Vaughan, no run, too short and a bit too straight. Vaughan stands tall to defend on the back foot

13.4

Mills to Vaughan, no run, firmly whipped to short midwicket. "Wai-ting" is the call from Vaughan, which sounds a bit like a town on the North Island.

13.5

Mills to Vaughan, no run, down the leg side, it flicks his pad and flies through to McCullum

13.6

Mills to Vaughan, no run, ignored outside off, and that's drinks after the first hour of the second Test - a good one for England

England 38/0   MP Vaughan 16* (38b 2x4)

14.3

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, ooh hello - nearly a Vaughan classic, driving down the ground. But a pesky mid-on is in the way

14.4

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, fuller this time, swinging away from Vaughan

14.5

Gillespie to Vaughan, no run, short of a length, nudged to leg

14.6

Gillespie to Vaughan, 3 runs, shot. A lovely, firm drive on the up through the covers and the bearded Vettori gives chase - and does well actually. Really well

England 42/0   MP Vaughan 19* (42b 2x4)

15.1

Mills to Vaughan, no run, that's a good start from Mills, as Vaughan angles this down into the slips

15.2

Mills to Vaughan, no run, ouch. There go the family jewels. A nasty incutter and Vaughan is momentarily wearing a new pair of earrings

15.3

Mills to Vaughan, no run, plonked to leg with a nudgey nudge

15.4

Mills to Vaughan, no run, nudged off the back foot to cover

15.5

Mills to Vaughan, no run, more evidence of Vaughan's excellent timing here, standing tall and punching it off the back foot into the covers

15.6

Mills to Vaughan, FOUR, shot. Short of a length and Vaughan pulls this majestically in front of square for four. That was a Vaughan pick-up of the highest quality, though a rubbish ball

England 46/0   MP Vaughan 23* (48b 3x4)

17.1

Oram to Vaughan, no run, begins outside off, Vaughan watches the ball as it goes past him from a good length

17.2

Oram to Vaughan, no run, again Vaughan waits on the back foot as the ball leaps down the channel from a good length once more

17.3

Oram to Vaughan, no run, a fuller delivery this time, nearly a yorker, the batsman waits on the front foot now before defending stoutly

17.4

Oram to Vaughan, no run, a good length down off now, Vaughan can leave it this time. And does

17.5

Oram to Vaughan, no run, outside off, driven to the covers, who picks it up easily

17.6

Oram to Vaughan, no run, another well-directed delivery, prompting the front-foot defence and rounding off the maiden

England 54/0   MP Vaughan 23* (54b 3x4)

19.1

Oram to Vaughan, no run, Vaughan, patient, moves the bat out of danger and watches a now-harmless delivery go down off

19.2

Oram to Vaughan, no run, a good channel again, the batsman shoulders arms

19.3

Oram to Vaughan, 1 no ball, a front-foot no-ball. Free hit coming up... ah, wrong format. The batsman waits on the back foot and steers a shortish one down to gully

19.3

Oram to Vaughan, no run, defended on the back foot

19.4

Oram to Vaughan, no run, comes forward this time, but defence is still the name of the game

19.5

Oram to Vaughan, no run, a hint of swing, the batsman watches and defends without trouble on the front foot

19.6

Oram to Vaughan, no run, a hint of width this time, Vaughan latches on to a firm drive to the covers

England 59/0   MP Vaughan 23* (61b 3x4)

20.5

Gillespie to Vaughan, FOUR, overpitches, and the line's not to be written home about either, on the legs, Vaughan tucks it well off the legs through midwicket

20.6

Gillespie to Vaughan, 3 runs, shortish ball outside off, Vaughan opens the face, and the ball goes through two fielders, Oram and How, neither of whom made an effort to stop it but some good work from Bell in the deep to cut it off just inside the rope. Excellent

England 67/0   MP Vaughan 30* (63b 4x4)

21.1

Oram to Vaughan, no run, lets this one go through, no worries

21.2

Oram to Vaughan, no run, comes forward on the front foot and pushes, defensively more than anything, to the covers

21.3

Oram to Vaughan, no run, good length once again, defended on the front foot once more

21.4

Oram to Vaughan, no run, comes a touch wider, speared up there on off, Vaughan tries to pull it, doesn't really have the room and Bell cuts it off at short midwicket

21.5

Oram to Vaughan, no run, good delivery! Past Vaughan with one which cuts back in a long way off the seam, the batsman playing outside the line and it nearly took the off bail, just too wide. Close

21.6

Oram to Vaughan, no run, oh and beats the outside edge this time! Vaughan will be glad it's the end of the over while he regroups

England 67/0   MP Vaughan 30* (69b 4x4)

24.2

Martin to Vaughan, no run, nips back in off the seam, Vaughan waits on the back foot and caresses the ball forward to the covers, without much power, just dabbing it there and Vettori makes a hash of it allowing the single

24.3

Martin to Vaughan, 1 run, outside off, pushed to the covers

24.5

Martin to Vaughan, no run, swung up to him in line with middle and leg and would have gone on

24.6

Martin to Vaughan, no run, goes wide down leg, keeping McCullum on his toes, he dives out to sto[ it

England 78/0   MP Vaughan 31* (73b 4x4)

26.1

Martin to Vaughan, no run, nipped back in off the seam at 134kph, good wheels etc, defended quickly on the front foot

26.2

Martin to Vaughan, no run, forces him on to the back foot to defend back down, crab-like, nearly Chanderpaul in a mirror, but not quite

26.3

Martin to Vaughan, no run, slowerish ball at 131 kph, Vaughan takes a big stride forward, and the ball takes a big edge... but safe

26.4

Martin to Vaughan, no run, short ball outside off and Vaughan will be annoyed by failing to get hold of the cut, chopping it back down into the ground off the back foot

26.5

Martin to Vaughan, 1 run, cheeky/excellent * (*depending on where you are) single from Vaughan who dabs the ball forward and they stride through

England 79/0   MP Vaughan 32* (78b 4x4)

27.1

Oram to Vaughan, no run, a reasonable start straight after lunch, outside off and left alone by Vaughan. A little too wide of the off stump perhaps

27.2

Oram to Vaughan, OUT, BOWLED HIM! That's an absolute crackerjack from Oram, angling into Vaughan before straightening, beating Vaughan's forward defensive and clipping the top of his off stump. A wonderful delivery - an unplayable legbreak, effectively

MP Vaughan b Oram 32 (121m 80b 4x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

England 79/1   MP Vaughan 32 (80b 4x4)
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Mar 17, 2008

Stuart Broad bowls with the RA Vance Stand in the backdrop, New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, Wellington, 5th day, March 17, 2008

Stuart Broad bowls with the RA Vance Stand in the backdrop

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James Anderson took seven in the match, New Zealand v England, 2nd Test, 5th day, Wellington, March 17, 2008

James Anderson took seven in the match

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